Just What Santa Ordered...


What is it about Christmas that makes simple things seem so "magical".... the season of Christmas makes everything more special...a little more spark...a little more glitter!

The girls and I sat down and enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate with a peppermint stick and lots of big marshmallows. We watched one of our favorite videos..."The Snowman".

It is a sweet little movie about a boy who loves the snowman he built...it's a true delight!

Many bloggers have been writing about the "simple" things of the season. It is hard for me to remember that sometimes but how true it is!!! Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and good Christmas video with someone you love this weekend...Don't forget the peppermint stick!!!

Can you guess what other movie we will be watching this weekend? You can "hear" it:)! Love the Sound of Music...I could almost hop on my bed and twirl around! NO, I have not been "hitting" the egg nog!

***Update: If you are southern or you wish you were...Today, you have to stop over at Life On Grace. This is such a great blog and she posted such a hilarious post today. I loved it! I told her she should "publish" it!

40 comments:

Julie said...

I have never heard of that snowman movie... tell me more about it. We cannot get Marshmallows here... nor candy canes... but I do make hot coco... yum.... your girls are so cute

Darlene said...

So many times the simple things are the BEST!!

Chris said...

Sandy, it doesn't get any better than that. We always watch Christmas Vacation, our favorite.

Hugs,
Chris

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

I'm making your Christmas Punch for my Dessert party this Sunday! I'm super excited about it!

I love me some hot cocoa with a peppermint and marshmallows!!! Mmmm

Jessica said...

I suddenly need to run out and buy hot chocolate supplies!!!!!!! I am getting VERY giddy about Christmas!

Jboo said...

What fun -- you are so right -- in the hustle and bustle, the simple things sometimes get forgotten. Yum= that hot chocolate looks delish!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Janet

mysteryhistorymom said...

Cute pictures! I do love The Sound of Music but we have never seen THe Snowman... We'll check it out! Lori

Kelly said...

I love the sound of music! I was so happy to hear the music playing when I click on your blog today.

Peppermint stick are also a few of my favorite things and I love the idea of putting it in your hot cocoa

I can't wait to build a fire and watch some Christmas movies this weekend

coco said...

Oh, "The Sound of Music"...my favorite too! Yesterday my college girl and I were snuggled up eating soup and watching "Home Alone"...one of her favorites! Love those moments!

silverdot said...

That sounds so good. Would you believe that my grocery store ran out of the instant hot chocolate? In every brand. I guess I need make the real stuff. Now I'm craving it. The simple things are what make the holiday season so special. Thanks for sharing your lovely pics.

Christy said...

Looks like so much fun! We had that book when the boys were little and it was one of our favorites.

Mari said...

Very Christmasy looking! I love the pictures of your kids.

Busy Bee Suz said...

It is about the simple things that make holidays...or any day special. Take care, SUZ

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I have never heard of the Snowman movie, we'll have to check it out!
We love the Sound of Music! It is one of our top 10 favs.
I love the simple things of the season, too...that's what it is all about!

Sarah said...

Your daughters are beautiful!

Everything tastes better with a marshmallow in it!!!

Jillene said...

I love Hot Chocolate and Bob's Peppermint candies--all of them--YUM-A-LICIOUS!!

AJ said...

Yummy! Loved looking at your pics with your friends. Looks like you had a great time! Thank goodness for our girlfriends! If it wasn't for mine I wouldn't be half the mother I am! They keep me grounded and sane:)

The Pink Potpourri said...

what a sweet christmas memory! i love those peppermint sticks...they're perfect for hot chocolate!

Michelle said...

My grandfather always had soft peppermint sticks for the grandkids at Christmas, what a sweet memory you brought back for me. Your children will have wonderful memories of the holidays.

Debbie said...

My grand daughter Kaylin and I have been hitting the hot cocoa a lot. She loves having a little cocoa with her whip cream on top (lots and lots of whip cream). I'll have to look the snowman movie up, it sounds great. We love watching the Home Alone movie.

Debbie said...

My grand daughter Kaylin and I have been hitting the hot cocoa a lot. She loves having a little cocoa with her whip cream on top (lots and lots of whip cream). I'll have to look the snowman movie up, it sounds great. We love watching the Home Alone movie.

jennykate77 said...

mmmmmm...hot cocoa, marshmallows, peppermint sticks. The simple things really are the best. We watched The Grinch last night. I love Christmas movies☺

Happy Friday♥

the undomesticated wife said...

There's nothing better than just that...watching holiday movies and enjoying hot chocolate.

We have a similar tradition: we pick an evening to drive around and look at c-mas lights, and we have a big mug of hot chocolate with us. Very simple, but wonderful.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I just went to get my done this week and they gave me a mug of hot cocoa that looked just like that....complete with Marshmallows and peppermint stick....it was heaven!!

The simple things are my favorite!!

Enjoy your movie:)

Lindsey said...

Mmmm hot chocolate with marshmellows and peppermint is the best!!!
Great picutres, love them!

Jan said...

Everything looked so yummy and good. Thanks.

squawmama said...

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, What a fun thing to do for your kids & you... We have a collection of Christmas movies but that is not one... I'll be sure to look for it... We love trying to watch at least one holiday movie a day during the month of December... With it being so hectic around the holidays it is nice to kick back and relax... Your kids are so adorable...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Paige said...

Oh everything looks so cozy and inviting. I LOVE the Sound of Music. Love it. And I love this time of year.

Great blog, by the way. : )

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love this post, Sandy! It's just precious! You are so, so, so right! It's the little things.

Oh, and speaking of which... I found those antlers at the Dollar Tree! They are two for a dollar!

xo,

Sheila

Preppy 101 said...

Love, love hot chocolate! Doesn't it just always put you in a better mood??? Great Post!!

The Arthur Clan said...

I drink hot cocoa ALL winter long...love it! (Although it doesn't help my weight loss plan whatseover.) Oh well, I think those hot cups of cocoa are worth the extra pounds they bring. ;)

Tara said...

I think I may just make that cup of hot chocolate right now!

Liz said...

I love hot chocolate and the Sound of Music! I have never put a peppermint stick in my hot chocolate. I'll have to give it a try.

Montee said...

I had hot chocolate the other night before bed. Mmmm. I have the best memories of mama fixing me hot chocolate when I was little. It was so simple.

April said...

I'm not familiar with the Snowman movie. I'll have to look it up! Nothing better than a cup of hot cocoa and a good movie! It's the perfect combination!

Lisa & Gerald said...

mmmmmm yummy!

Tiffany said...

That looks like a good time. Nice pictures!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Yum yum Yum! I want to have some hot chocolate with marshmallows and candy canes now. You are so right, the simple things are the best, especially around the holidays! :)
Carrie

edie said...

Sandy,
Oh.my.word. How sweet you and generous. Thank you for the kind comments about the post. I have had some sweet readers pop over from your place today.
You are spreading the Christmas cheer! I wish I could invite ya'll all over for coffee and peppermint bark!
Hugs and love,
edie

Lola Goetz said...

The Snowman is one of our favorites, too.